MapR Technologies Employee Reviews about "big data"

Updated 31 Jul 2019

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3.5
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MapR Technologies CEO John Schroeder
John Schroeder
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "The product is really a game changer in Big Data spaces(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great technology with extremely satisfied customers and high retention(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very competitive environment noSQL & Hadoop(in 6 reviews)

  • "Company Culture lost in the management swap out(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best platform for big data. No need for additional clusters for HBase and Kafka. It is all in one platform.

    Cons

    API's for MapR-DB JSON could be improved.

  2. "Great Products"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Alliance and Channels 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    MapR technology and products are very unique and strong in IoT and big data industry.

    Cons

    Still small company. Need to expand with more budget.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "May 2018"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You may have a chance to touch all sorts of hot new technologies. This company has an above-average chance of giving you some much needed keywords on your resume. You will get opportunities to see multiple variants of full Big Data software stacks, and compare their strengths and weaknesses. Both the CEO and the customers are technical people who dislike excessive marketing BS. The product is used by the Devs and IT groups of other companies, so customer bug reports are much easier to read. The customers make buy-or-reject decisions according to highly-technical standards.

    Cons

    OPEN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT with no environmental noise cancellation. This will drive a lot of people insane, and may even cause physical harm due to stress from the environment. Nearly all process is improvised, everyone is in "immediate" mode where things are done on a basis of who can grab who at any moment. This is despite the fact that it is an enterprise software company that is supposed to produce reliable and stable software. If word gets around that you are competent, then everyone will immediately try to pull you into everything. The top talent seems to inevitably leave, sooner or later. It's one of those kinds of environments.

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Stalled. Now 2 RIFs this year."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a good technology in the big data space trying its best to be something special. Strong learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Depend heavily on existing customers. Struggling to find an angle to move forward. Messaging often does not resonate with new prospects.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Think twice before committing!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good pay, excellent product and a great emea leader. I think in the big data space a winner!

    Cons

    Heavily US focussed HR very weak Very political No interest in human development and challenges. No human interest at all, of course we are a profit company but this stinks!

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  6. Helpful (14)

    "Good technology, Horrible bosses"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stepping stone to big data world. Free food and snacks. Good base compensation. Job safety, low stress.

    Cons

    One word, mediocre management. Reminds me a lot of Vmware, a solid tech stack, but slowly devolving into mediocrity. Management is trying to run a startup with waterfall processes. Releases are spaced apart by several months. Tries to use as much open source as possible without giving back anything to the community. Inside joke is that you have to be from "Oracle/ Informatica cult" to be successful here. Scope for learning anything new is few and far between. Everyone operates in silos. Keep in mind that the CTO/ cofounder ran away to Uber. Completely untransparent about the state of the company. Sales execs thinks they can fool the lowly engineers with fluff like "better than golden state warriors, 80% growth" without revealing exact sales numbers. Very Oracle-ish. Bad stock options. Process is rewarded more than innovation. Again Oracle-ish. Bait and switch bonus: You will only get more than half of all your accumulated bonus only if the company goes ipo. Recruiters not very upfront about this.

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "VP"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Was a great big data market.

    Cons

    Senior management weak -new CEO kept his poor choice of CMO on payroll when did nothing for a year. Oracle shop now.

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart folks for Big Data projects for test dev and enterprise production

    Cons

    Very competitive environment noSQL & Hadoop

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "A big, well-established, corporate start-up"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible time off and flexible schedule. Great product, great business model, awesome to be on the cutting edge of big data technology.

    Cons

    No 401k match, slow career advancement, confusing bonus structure, upper management increasingly corporate/bureaucratic style and not start-up/agile style.

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  10. "Amazing product. Great leaders"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The product is really a game changer in Big Data spaces. Momentum is growing everywhere in particular with Customers that are mature with Big Data With the proper execution, this company will dominate the market in 2 or 3 years Solid management team leading by example

    Cons

    Some process still need to be streamlined to sell faster and bigger. Corporate marketing might be improved. company is having amazing customers stories but struggling to communicate to the market.

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